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PSYCHOLOGY, MYTHOS & CONSCIOUSNESS
Sound Photosynthesis features videos, tapes, CDs, books and more in a wide range of topics, including science, health, spirituality, mind, brain, consciousness, cosmos and more.
12 Sages on Stage
Addiction and Responsibility
The root of addiction is a spiritual yearning that underlies all cravings--and many addictions are so pervasive in our society that we fail to recognize them. Francis Seeburger compares the addict with the saint, suggesting that both show a willingness to sacrifice everything to satisfy their longings, and adds that addicts can achieve states of spiritual redemption as they struggle through recovery. Francis Seeburger is chairman of the Philosophy Department at the University of Denver. He is author of The Stream of Thought and Addiction and Responsibility. TAP
Ancient and Modern Psychopathology
An exploration of the evolution of psychopathology from ancient to modern times. Discusses the "labeling" in psychopathology as compared with the "name-giving" insights of ancient cosmologies and myths, with particular emphasis given to imaginative alternatives to understanding pathology through symbolic unfolding.
Approaches to Consciousness
TAP, Evolution of Consciousness, The Nervous System and the Soul, Working with Comas, When Nietzsche Wept
Assertiveness Training Workshop
At the end of this day-long training, participants are able to state their positions in a variety of situations, and in lieu of that, to understand more clearly what keeps them from doing so. Empowering, honest, and inspirational.
Awakening in the Dream Interview
Faustin and Richard Daab interviewed Paul at the Sound Photosynthesis Studio in Mill Valley. Paul is just launching his career as a teacher after many harrowing shamanic experiences with what would otherwise have been called a psychotic breaks and a long practice in Buddhist meditation. One is reminded of a combination of suggestions by the Spiritual Emergency Network, Barbara Marx Hubbard's Global Awakening through co-creation/co-evolution, Stephen LaBerge's Lucid Dreaming work and Ole Nydahl Vijrajana Buddhist Teachings, all channeled by Woody Allen. Interesting and useful.
Awakening in the Dream Presentation
Faustin and Richard Daab interviewed Paul at the Sound Photosynthesis Studio in Mill Valley the day before this presentation and in retrospect found that the early phase of the public presentation was a covering of similar historical ground with many similar anecdotal digressions spring boarding the remainder of the evening to another height of reflection that included the increased number of participants in the "Awakening. " If you are interested in any of the possible elements of Paul's talk: Awakening, dreams, Buddhism, psychosis, community, boundary dissolution then check this one out.
Becoming More Fully Human
(TAP) She's a classic. One of the most influential modern psychologists and a founder of family therapy. The problems of society result less from an intrinsic evil in human nature than from our failure to stop repeating behavior patterns from the past. Change, says Virginia Satir, begins with learning to accept and understand the many parts of yourself. Satir, who was one of the most influential psychologists of the century, has written Conjoint Family Therapy, People-making, Self Esteem and numerous other books.
Being a Buddhist Therapist - Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions
Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions, June 17, 1995. Dr. Boorstein writes as her description of the plenary presentation: "The workshop focuses on the use of meditation methods to become aware of disturbing mental energies. Awareness of these transient states can shift the focus of therapy from "being cured of pathology" to " learning to live wisely;" The practice of metta (loving kindness) supports the therapeutic interchange.
Beyond Death: The Gates of Consciousness
The concepts of the afterlife in different cultures display striking parallels; their images of Heaven, Paradise, Hell and Purgatory and of the posthumous journey of the soul would appear to be archetypal, arising not from the particular cultural context but from a death and rebirth process inherent to human nature. Stanislav and Christina Grof have assembled vivid documentation from many religions and cultures: Christian, Jewish, Moslem, ancient Greek, Persian, Egyptian, East Indian, Tibetan, Pre-Columbian, and various preliterate societies. They draw illuminating parallels with the accounts of those who have survived clinical death, and the death and rebirth episodes experienced by schizophrenic patients and by those who have passed through psychedelic states induced and explored in experimental psychiatry. Traditional depictions of the afterlife can act as guides to assist the dying, whole confrontation with death during life can lead not just to loss of the fear of death but to a more satisfying way of living--an ancient wisdom that modern psychiatry is only now rediscovering. A beautiful book with 158 illustrations, 17 in color.
Beyond The Brain: Birth, Death, and Transcendence
Breakpoint and Beyond
Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions
The Callipeplon Society and Unfettered Mind presented this conference with the intention to refine understanding of the relationship between psychotherapy, embracing a wide range of tools for healing and Buddhism including a wide range of tools for awakening, so that the tools within the disciplines can be used appropriately and effectively. Each 90 minute recording of the 8 tape set has a complete presentation of either a plenary session or a workshop session. Recorded June 17-18, 1995, Mills College, Oakland, CA.
CAMFT Conference 1988: A Part of, Yet Apart From--The Eternal Human Paradox
James Bugental, first president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, is author of The Search for Authenticity, Psychotherapy and Process and The Art of the Psychotherapist. His keynote lecture focuses on how to develop healthy relationships with others while maintaining a strong sense of self.
CAMFT Conference 1988: Families Into Recovery
This is a two-part lecture focusing on an effective 12-session model for screening and doing family therapy with resistant and denying chemically dependent families. Pat explores with the audience techniques for working with families in various stages of recovery.
CAMFT Conference 1988: Out of Addictive Relationships - Into Healthy Love Relationships
Here, Crystal offers techniques for identifying and breaking the self-defeating pattern of choosing addictive relationships, and ways to prepare for and develop a healthy love relationship.
CAMFT Conference 1988: The Affair--Healing this Intimate Relationship
Exploring the myths, promises and pitfalls of this ever-occurring relationship. This workshop will help you explore your beliefs and roles in this taboo event.
CAMFT Conference 1988: Viva La Difference--Men and Women Relating
A look at differences in how men and women approach relationships, make decisions, manage people and organize their thinking. Aliyah presents approaches to learning one another's communication styles.
CAMFT Conference 1988: Work Smarter Not Harder--Personal Organization and Self Management
"Happy healers take time for themselves in order to work effectively and creatively with clients. Learn to identify six strategic areas to help you take charge of yourself personally and professionally."
CAMFT--California Association of Family Therapists 1988 Symposium: "Self & Others - Building Bridges"
The 1988 CAMFT Conference focuses on building positive self-esteem and creating healthy relationships with others. Workshops address specific issues pertaining to different situations, age groups and types of relationships. They provide the listener with information on how to move beyond co-dependency and make connections from a strong, authentic self. An integral, stimulating conference, excellent for research or general informational use.
Channeling and the Self
Channeling of Life Force
(ICSS-85) Tape 12 Side A: Channeling of Life Force by Richard Gordon
Channeling Your Life
Cognitive Core of Character Introduction Lecture
Claudio Naranjo is a noted psychiatrist and seminal figure in the human potential movement.
TAP, Managing Change, Ethics in Business, Riding the Waves of Change, Breakpoint and Beyond
Consciousness and Hyperspace
Nineteenth century theologians developed the idea of multiple dimensions to explain the idea of God in scientific language. Physicist Saul-Paul Sirag discusses current theories of multiple dimensions, which have been fabricated to account for sub-atomic interactions, and the implications of these theories for the psychology and technology of the twenty-first century. TAP
Contemplative Consciousness: The Foundation of Mathematics and The Ultimate Structures of Consciousness
Recorded at the Institute for the Study of Consciousness
Cultivating and Applying Intuition
Cultivating Heart of Compassion
Interest in Enneagrams is building! Gurgief might be amused by this workshop. Eli teaches Neurolinguistics Programming and Jerry is a Rolfer.
Ethics in Business
Evolution of Consciousness
TAP. This is available only as a Quartet entitled Approaches to Consciousness, with 3 other speakers: Oliver Sachs, The Nervous System and the Soul; Arnold Mindell, Working with Colmas; Irvin Yalom, When Neitzche Wept.
Exploring Personal Essence
Finding Freedom: Psychological Issues in the Spiritual Growth - Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions
Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions, June 18, 1995. What is the freedom that we seek, whether through psychotherapy or spiritual practice? Is the resolution of psychological issues a necessary component of spiritual growth.
First Steps: An Introduction To Spiritual Practice
Goddesses in Everywoman
How Can I Help?
How Consciousness Functions
Intuition in Business
Language and Consciousness
This is a special two-hour, four-part TAP program featuring one of the most insightful minds we have ever encountered. Part 1: Are our thoughts shaped by the language we use? Part 11: How We Understand Language; Part 111: The Evolution of Language; Part IV: Consciousness and Cognition.Dr. Pinker is professor and director of the Center for Cognitive Neuro-science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author of Visual Cognition and The Language Instinct.
Leadership From Within
Life After Life: Understanding Near-Death Experience
TAP What is the character and quality of the near-death experience? Do such experiences represent an authentic encounter with a world beyond, or are they an artifact of our brain's activity? Dr. Moody explores the common qualities of near-death experiences: feelings of profound peace, out-of-body sensation, meetings with "beings of light" and with one's deceased relatives, reviewing one's life, and a reluctance to return. From Thinking Allowed Productions. Raymond A. Moody, Jr., a psychiatrist, is author of the classic Life After Life which has sold over ten million copies and inaugurated research in the field of near-death studies.
Living as a Peaceful Warrior
Author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior describes how the focused attention of the athlete can be applied to all facets of daily life. TAP
Living Myths and Rituals Through Dance: An Experiential Discussion and Demonstration
Unedited recorded at the Art of Healing Conference.
Living Your Myths
TAP, Odyssey of the Soul, Goddesses in Everywoman, The Gnostic Treasure, The Path of the Everyday Hero
Lucid dreaming is the experience of realizing, while dreaming, that you are in a dream and of gaining conscious control of the dream itself. LaBerge has been one of the pioneers in this field. Lucid dreaming is a technique that can be learned like any other discipline and LaBerge can tell you how to do it.
Memory, Suggestion and Abuse
With regard to memory, the human brain functions neither like a computer nor a video camera. Memories, says Dr. Michael Yapko, are more a function of reconstruction than reproduction. Many factors affect memory, and detailed memories, accompanied by strong emotions, can readily be obtained through hypnotic suggestion even when such memories have no basis in fact. Dr. Yapko reviews the psychotherapeutic interactions that often lead to a diagnosis of childhood sexual abuse and enumerates various therapeutic pitfalls. Michael D. Yapko is a clinical psychologist and author of Trancework a Suggestions of Abuse: True and False Memories of Childhood Sexual Trauma. TAP
Metaphors of Transformation
(TAP) Ralph Metzner is well known as a consciousness explorer. Here he stresses the importance of metaphor in guiding and understanding your development. He focuses on the many forms of the metaphor of death and rebirth, and of the journey.
Mindlessness, Mindfulness, Meditation and the Psychopathology of Everyday Life
Charles Tart, Ph.D., professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis. An internationally recognized pioneer in the human potential movement, Charles Tart, Ph.D., professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis. An internationally recognized pioneer in the human potential movement.
Motivation and Intention in Spiritual Practice - Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions
Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions, June 17, 1995. Dr. Engler describes his workshop: "The motivation with which we practice may have more to do with what happens and how practice goes than either technique or effort. How can our motivation be used to uncover and make explicit our deeper intentions in life? Can that lead to a cleaner intention and a different experience of practice?
Odyssey of the Soul
On Dreams and Dreaming
Opening to Intuition
Overcoming Compulsive Behavior
(TAP) According to Buddhist philosophy, compulsive and addictive behavior is common to all "normal" individuals. Shinzen Young is a Buddhist monk and director of the Community Meditation Center of Los Angeles. Through meditation, says Young, one learns to recognize the root cause of addiction as a lack of mindfulness. Gradually, through increased awareness, the compulsive impulse looses its grip on the individual.
Overcoming Cosmological Dissociation
Passion for the Possible
This event was a benefit for Thinking Allowed Productions. According to Carol Dryer, psychic abilities are a natural function of your soul and spirit, while intellect is a natural function of your ego. Carol is a psychic consultant whose clients include many well-known figures in entertainment, publishing, psychology, science and the arts. Her work is described in Michael Talbot's, Holographic Universe, and in Tina Turner's , I Tina. She's a powerhouse.
Past-Life Regression and Spirit Depossession
Percival and the Holy Grail
Courtly love at its best according to the Mustard and Passage translation from the high German, told by the master story teller and interpreter himself. A must for Campbell fans.
Personal Evolution in the Therapist: The Impact of a Spiritual Practice - Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions
Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions, June 17, 1995. Dr. Boorstein writes as her description of the plenary presentation: "How a therapist views and responds to a client is deeply influenced by the therapist's own perspectives. Can a spiritual practice enhanced by the therapist's own perspectives. Can a spiritual practice enhance the therapist's ability to be present with the pain of a client, to convey the emotional appreciation that life is managable, to be alert to the therapist's own resistance."
Our lives are influenced by the subtle patterns of personal myths that shape our relationships and innermost decisions. An evening evocation of these personal myths and how an awareness of them yields profound understanding of their powers to transform our experience. In other words: practical implications of mythology are explored for understanding of our inner lives and the reshaping of the way we live in the world. Tip: have a deck of Tarot cards ready, when watching the video.
Barbara Marx Hubbard presents her vision of a positive future, involving a quantum change in consciousness to a higher state in which all humans will function with a fuller awareness of the larger planetary being. She suggests that the great religious leaders of humankind offer templates for future evolution.Barbara Marx Hubbard is a founding director of the World Future Society, president of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and author of An Evolutionary Journey, The Hunger of Eve and The Book of Co-Creation. TAP
Power and Authority
Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions, June 17, 1995. Inviting participants to her workshop Ms Rand writes: Several forms of practice will be used to explore the issues of power and authority for student, client, teacher and therapist, to illumine the processes and stages by which students learn how to change habits of mind and patterns of conduct, and to identify ways these ideas might be used in a therapeutic context. Everyone attending expressed enthusiasm for the specific exercises the were presented.
Practical Applications of ESP
Process Psychology and Your Dreambody
Promises and Pitfalls of the Spiritual Path
Psychiatry & the Psychic Realm
TAP Judith Orloff describes her struggle coming to terms with her psychic abilities while establishing herself in a psychiatric career—where claims of psychic functioning are often viewed as signs of mental illness. She discusses the use of clairvoyance within here psychiatric practice, and suggests that this level of intuitive functioning can be of value to both patients and therapists. Judith Orloff is an associate professor of psychiatry at UCLA. She is also a practicing clairvoyant and is author of , Second Sight. A two-part hourlong videotape.
Psychic Abilities - Dreams and Physics
Russell Targ is a laser physicist and one of America's foremost parapsychology researchers.
Psychology and Spiritual Paths
Putting Therapy on the Couch
Redecision Therapy - A BRIEF ACTION-ORIENTED Approach
Among other notables in a rapidly expanding field of psychotherapy, Drs. Moon Kerson and Marti Kranzberg offer up a compeling conclusion to the first work of its kind titled Underlying Values in Redecision Therapy. You can feel that you have gotten on the right track if you read the last chapter first.
Reinventing the Profession
Riding the Waves of Change
Seeing the Soul
TAP Really good video! Carol discusses the value of the ego working with the Soul. Very informative especially for those beginning to walk the path of their Soul.
Seeing Things as They Are: the Loss of Illusion and the Ability to Grieve Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions
Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions, June 17, 1995. Dr. Engler describes his plenary presentation: "Our lives are a constant effort to defend against loss and sadness. The underpinnings of therapy and meditation are the elements of the normal process of grieving. Both practices confront us with the same challenge on different levels: to accept the unacceptable." Good information and much of it.
Author of How Yoga Works , Dr. Criswell describes and demonstrates vanous yoga postures for flexibility and strength, sensory awareness and meditation. TAP
Spirituality and Psychology
The Adventure of Self Discovery
(TAP) What is the origin of individual behavior and personality? Stanislav Grof proposes that individuals have systems of condensed experience (COEX systems) which become anchored to aspects of the birth trauma. In part I of this program, he describes four basic stages of the birth process and shows how they relate to attitudes developed later in life. Part II discusses the development of his "holotropic" approach to therapy as an outgrowth of his early work with psychedelic drugs. Simple breathing techniques of healing are shared. Author of LSD Psychotherapy and Beyond the Brain and The Adventure of Self Discovery. Former professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, he has been scholar in residence for fourteen years at the Esalen Institute.
The Adventure of Self-Discovery
Innovative psychotherapist Dr. Grof is an author of Realms of The Human Unconscious describes the stages of the birth process and how they relate to attitudes later in life. TAP
The Alphabet vs. The Goddess: The Conflict Between Word & Image
Leonard Shlain may himself be the quintessential fusion of word and image. With superb writing, he draws for us a fascinating account of the evolution of our male and female ways of knowing, of the curses--not just the blessings--of reverence for the word alone. As a history and science lesson, this book is a vivid, breathtaking page-turner. As a threshold to a new perception of our history and our future, it offers both chilling reminders and great hope. Yes, great hope. ---from the book jacket by CLARRISSA PINKOLA ESTES, Ph.D., author of Woman who Run With Wolves and others. There are slides with this talk: beautiful, illustrative, lyrical and the talk stands well in audio too. The event took place at Dominican College in California. A very broad minded venue. The video captures Dr. Shlains presentation well, we will be seeing more of this blooming author and culture creative. Recorded at Dominican College in Marin.
The Archetype of the Unconscious
The Art of Psychotherapy plus When Nietzsche Wept
TAP In the first of two programs on this video, psychiatrist Irvin Yalom suggests that symptoms initially presented in therapy often serve to mask deeper, existential fears. In the second program, Yalom discusses the origins of the , talking cure, as described in his fictional work, When Nietzche Wept. Irvin Yalom is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and author of numerous books on psychotherapy including , Existential Psychotherapy, and Loves Executioner, and another novel, Lying on the Couch. A two part hourlong videotape.
The Conscious Universe
Interview with Faustin discussing his book, The Conscious Universe - THE SCIENTIFIC TRUTH OF PSYCHIC PHENOMENA
The Conscious Universe - THE SCIENTIFIC TRUTH OF PSYCHIC PHENOMENA
Cutting perceptively through the sourious arguments frequently made by skeptics, (Radin) show evidence in favor of (paranormal) existence is overwhelming. - Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate in Physics and professor of Physics, Cambridge University.Radin is a mix of curiousity, scholarship, technical expertise, and sly wit. -- New York Times Magazine
The Gnostic Treasure
The Human Dilemna
The Intuitive Connection
The Listening Heart: "On Death, Dying, Illness, & Grief"
The Listening Heart: "On Relationships"
The Listening Heart: "On Work, Money, & Burnout"
The Nervous System and the Soul
TAP. This is available only as a Quartet entitled Approaches to Consciousness, with 3 other speakers: Robert Ornstein, Evolution of Consciousness; Arnold Mindell, Working with Colmas; Irvin Yalom, When Neitzche Wept.
The Path of the Everyday Hero
The Power of Ritual
The Psychodynamics of Liberation
The Psychology of Psychic Experiences and Their Integration Into Everyday Life
The Reality of the Archetype and the Spirit of Psychology
The Seat of the Soul
Author of The Dancing Wu-Li Masters and The Seat of the Soul says that the path to understanding the soul is through the heart, not the mind. TAP
The Structure of Psychic Impressions
Keith Harary is a clinical counselor, experimental psychologist, and co-author of The Mind Race. He has conducted Psi research for over fifteen years and is the author of more than 25 scientific and clinical articles.
The Superconscious Mind
The Theory of Process
Presentation of the work of Arthur M. Young, from a psychologists point of view. Mr. Young was in the audience.
The Unfolding Maps of Consciousness: Varieties of Transformative Experience
What a great interpretation! Faustin converses with Ralph and he weaves a fascinating historical matrix.
The Unity of Man and Nature
Transpersonal Family Therapy: Forging a Definition
Explore the transpersonal roots implicit in family therapy. Learn how transpersonal theories and interventions can facilitate family growth and community healing.
U.S. and Soviet Psychic Research
(TAP) The late Joseph Campbell was one of the world's foremost mythologists and interpreters of myth. In this provocative discussion he argues against literal interpretation of ancient myth, and claims that modern science provides the raw material for future myths which can serve to unite all of humankind as one biological and spiritual unit. Campbell is author of The Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Masks of God.
Understanding Your Dreams
Unfolding The Tree of Our Life / The Evolutionary Journey of Our Animal Ancestors: Soul Journeys II
A meditative experiential tape by the author of^ Maps of Consciousness.^
Unlocking Your Subconscious Wisdom
Dr. Emery outlines a series of steps for activating the intuitive mind. These include framing the problem, centering, relaxing, receiving imagery, interpreting the imagery and takng action. She also enumerates the positive and negative emotional factors that can interfere with the intuitive process. She suggests specific exercises for determining whether such obstacles are causing distortions. She is adjunct professor at the Masters in Management program at Aquinas College. and she is author of Dr. Marcia Emery' s Intuition Workbook. TAP
Visionary Experience or Psychosis
What is the Meaning of ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? An Interview by Faustin
Dr Rolfe clarifies soome of the mysteries of this new facet of the human experience and adds many questions to the subject as well. Very informative insights into the world of ADHD.
What the Blind See in Near-Death Experience
Recorded as part of a series at Noetics Institute.
When Nietzsche Wept
TAP. This is available only as a Quartet entitled Approaches to Consciousness, with 3 other speakers: Robert Ornstein, Evolution of Consciousness; Oliver Sachs, The Nervous System and the Soul; Arnold Mindell, Working with Colmas.
Where the Path Leads Us
Who is Doing What? Transference in Therapy and Spirirual PracticeBuddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions
Buddhism and Psychotherapy: Refining the Distinctions, June 18, 1995. Power, authority, projection, trust and self-confidence are all themes that play important roles in both therapy and spiritual growth. What does the understanding of transference have to say about the relationship between teacher and student? What does the student/teacher relationship have to say to therapy?Yvonne Rand's presentation in this plenary talk was wide-ranging, practical, informative and an excellent example of a practioner functionary. A worthy listen and her workshop tape is equally full and valuable to the interested.
Working with Comas
TAP. This is available only as a Quartet entitled Approaches to Consciousness, with 3 other speakers: Robert Ornstein, Evolution of Consciousness; Oliver Sachs, The Nervous System and the Soul; Irvin Yalom, When Neitzche Wept.
Working with Dreams
Working with the Unconscious
Workshop on Enneagrams
Claudio Naranjo, well known student of Oscar Ichazo and the methods of Gurdjieff, and a teacher himself, in a casual look at this system.
Alterations of Consciousness: An Empirical Analysis for Social Scientists
Imants Baruss explores various manifestations of consciousness with rational and empirical rigor beginning with more ordinary states such as thinking, sleeping, dreaming and continuing on into hypnosis, trance, psychedelic experiences, transcendence, and experiences related to death. This comprehensive overview of altered states examines consciousness from the physiological, cognitive, and experiential points of view. 312 pages.
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